Faculty Profile

Jongsoo Lee

Title
Professor
Department
Spanish
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Indiana University, 2000.
Major: Nezahualcoyotl as Emblem of the Colonial Legacy in Mexico
MA, University of Guadalajara, 1994.
Major: Latin American Literature
BA, Seoul National University, 1991.
Major: Spanish

Current Scheduled Teaching*

SPAN 3130.001, Topics in Latin American Culture, Summer 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 5342.001, Latin American Romanticism and Realism, Spring 2021 SPOT
SPAN 3050.001, Readings in Hispanic Literature, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3130.001, Topics in Latin American Culture, Summer 5W1 2020 Syllabus
SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SPAN 4900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 5340.001, Latin American Prehispanic and Colonial Literature, Fall 2019 SPOT
SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3050.001, Readings in Hispanic Literature, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 4900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2018 Syllabus
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3130.601, Topics in Latin American Culture, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 5342.001, Latin American Romanticism and Realism, Spring 2018 SPOT
SPAN 3050.001, Readings in Hispanic Literature, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3130.601, Topics in Latin American Culture, Summer 8W1 2017 Syllabus
SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 5200.001, Seminar in Spanish, Spring 2017 SPOT
SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3130.601, Topics in Latin American Culture, Summer 8W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3090.007, Advanced Spanish Grammar I, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3130.601, Topics in Latin American Culture, Summer 8W1 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3130.602, Topics in Latin American Culture, Summer 8W1 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SPAN 3060.005, Advanced Spanish Composition and Oral Practice, Spring 2015 Syllabus
SPAN 3160.002, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2015 Syllabus
SPAN 5342.001, Latin American Romanticism and Realism, Spring 2015
SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Fall 2014 Syllabus
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2014 Syllabus
SPAN 3130.001, Topics in Latin American Culture, Summer 8W1 2014 Syllabus
SPAN 3130.002, Topics in Latin American Culture, Summer 8W1 2014 Syllabus
SPAN 3160.002, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2014 Syllabus
SPAN 5200.002, Seminar in Spanish, Spring 2014
SPAN 5200.792, Seminar in Spanish, Spring 2014
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SPAN 4980.001, Experimental Course, Summer 5W1 2013 Syllabus
SPAN 4980.002, Experimental Course, Summer 5W1 2013 Syllabus
SPAN 4900.001, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2013
SPAN 3160.002, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2013 Syllabus
SPAN 5342.001, Latin American Romanticism and Realism, Spring 2013
SPAN 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Fall 2012 Syllabus
SPAN 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Fall 2012
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2012 Syllabus
SPAN 4980.001, Experimental Course, Summer 5W1 2012
SPAN 4980.002, Experimental Course, Summer 5W1 2012
SPAN 4980.003, Experimental Course, Summer 5W1 2012
SPAN 3160.002, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2012 Syllabus
SPAN 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2012
SPAN 5200.003, Seminar in Spanish, Spring 2012
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Spring 2012 Syllabus
SPAN 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2011 Syllabus
SPAN 4980.001, Experimental Course, Summer 5W1 2011
SPAN 3070.006, Advanced Spanish Composition and Oral Practice, Spring 2011 Syllabus
SPAN 3160.002, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2011 Syllabus
SPAN 3160.001, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Fall 2010 Syllabus
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2010 Syllabus
SPAN 3040.001, Mexican Culture and Civilization, Summer 5W1 2010
SPAN 5342.001, Latin American Romanticism and Realism, Spring 2010
SPAN 4900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2010
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2009 Syllabus
SPAN 4010.001, Aspects of Contemporary Mexican Culture, Summer 5W1 2009
SPAN 3040.002, Mexican Culture and Civilization, Summer 5W1 2009
SPAN 5341.001, Latin American Colonial Literature II, Spring 2009
SPAN 3160.002, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2009
SPAN 3040.001, Mexican Culture and Civilization, Summer 5W1 2008
SPAN 5340.001, Latin American Colonial Literature I, Spring 2008
SPAN 3160.002, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2008
SPAN 3050.002, Readings in Hispanic Literature, Fall 2007
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2007
SPAN 3070.003, Advanced Spanish Composition and Oral Practice, Summer 5W1 2007
SPAN 3160.002, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2007
SPAN 5200.002, Seminar in Spanish, Spring 2007
SPAN 3050.001, Readings in Hispanic Literature, Fall 2006
SPAN 3050.002, Readings in Hispanic Literature, Fall 2006
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2006
SPAN 3160.002, Latin American Culture and Civilization, Spring 2006
SPAN 5200.002, Seminar in Spanish, Spring 2006
SPAN 3050.001, Readings in Hispanic Literature, Fall 2005
SPAN 3050.002, Readings in Hispanic Literature, Fall 2005
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2005
SPAN 3070.003, Advanced Spanish Composition and Oral Practice, Spring 2005
SPAN 5200.004, Seminar in Spanish, Spring 2005
SPAN 3060.002, Advanced Spanish Composition and Oral Practice, Fall 2004
SPAN 3050.001, Readings in Hispanic Literature, Fall 2004
SPAN 4360.001, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Lee, J., Brokaw, G. (2016). Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and His Legacy. 306 Pages. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
Lee, J. (2015). The Allure of Nezahualcoyotl: Pre-Hispanic Politics, Religion, and Nahua Poetics in Mexico. 294. University of New Mexico Press.
Lee, J., Brokaw, G. (2014). Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives. 276 pages, 25 illustrations and 3 tables.. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.
Lee, J. (2008). The Allure of Nezahualcoyotl: Pre-Hispanic Politics, Religion, and Nahua Poetics in Mexico. 291 pages, 41 drawings, 1 halftones, 1 map. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. http://www.unmpress.com/books.php?ID=11688163176811
Book Chapter
Lee, J. (2016). Colonial Writings and Indigenous Politics in New Spain: Alva Ixtlilxochitl's Chronicles and Teotihuacan Cacicazgo. Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and His Legacy. 122-152 (12,243 words). Tucson: University of Arizona Press. https://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid2612.htm
Lee, J., Brokaw, G. (2016). Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and Colonial Historiography from the Conquest to the Present; Chronology and Glossary. Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and His Legacy. 3-28: 283-294. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
Lee, J. (2014). Aztec Triple Alliance as a Colonial Transformation of Prehispanic Political and Tributary System. In Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives. Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives. 63-91 (11,324 words). Boulder: University Press of Colorado.
Lee, J., Brokaw, G. (2014). Texcocan Studies from the Colonial to the Present Times. In Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives. Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives. 1-24 (9,532 words). Boulder: University Press of Colorado.
Lee, J. (2007). Orientalist Universalism: Aztec Time and History in Octavio Paz's Piedra del sol.
Book Review
Lee, J. (2020). Review of The ‘Florentine Codex’: An Encyclopedia of the Nahua World in Sixteenth-Century Mexico. Edited by Jeanette Favrot Peterson and KevinTerraciano.. Bulletin of Spanish Studies. 97.8, 1409-1411.
Lee, J. (2018). Review of Political Strategies in Pre-Colombian Mesoamerica. Edited by Sarah Kurnick and Joanne Baron.. The Americas. 75.1, 184-86.
Lee, J. (2014). Review of Mesoamerican Memory: Enduring Systems of Rememberance. 359-60.
Lee, J. (2010). Review of The Search for the Codex Cardona. (54.2), 125-126.
Journal Article
Lee, J. (2020). “Building Mexico as a Creole Nation: Anti-Exploitative Colonialism and Mestizaje in the historical novel Xicotencatl.”. Ciberletras. 43, 109-123. New York: Lehman College at New York. https://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ciberletras/
Lee, J. (2017). The Europeanization of Prehispanic tradition: Bernardino de Sahagún’s transformation of Aztec priests (tlamacazque) into classical wise men (tlamatinime). 26.3 (2017): 291-312. London and New York: Taylor and Francis.
Lee, J. (2015). Emergence and Progress of Contemporary Nahua Literature: Frayel Maria Garibay Kintana, Miguel León-Portilla, and the Prehispanic Past. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. (39.1), 29-58 (10,920 words).
Lee, J. (2015). Colonización y poscolonialismo del pasado prehispánico: Quetzalcoatl y su transformación en The Epic of American Civilization de José Clemente Orozco y Terra Nostra de Carlos Fuentes. In Colonialidad y poscolonialidad de América Latina. Asian Journal of Latin American Studies. (28.2), 37-62 (9,582 words).
Lee, J. (2014). Mestizaje and the Creation of Mexican National Literature. Bulletin of Spanish Studies. (91.6), 889-912 (11,370 words). London: Taylor and Francis.
Lee, J. (2009). The Ten Plagues in New Spain: Franciscan Colonial Project in Motolinia's Memoriales. 36-49 (4,786 words).
Lee, J. (2007). Analyzing Nezahualcoyotl's Texcoco: Politics, Conquests, and Laws.
Lee, J. (2006). Inventing National Identity: Creole Treatment of Mexico's Indigenous Past in Xicotencatl.
Lee, J. (2004). Nezahualcoyotl and the Notion of Individual Authorship in the Nahuatl Poetry.
Lee, J. (2004). The Colonial Legacy in Cardenal's Poetry: Images of Quetzalcoatl, Nezahualcoyotl, and the Aztecs.
Lee, J. (2003).
Lee, J. (2003). A Re-Interpretation of Nahuatl Poetics: Rejecting the Image of Nezahualcoyotl as a Peaceful Poet.
Lee, J. (2003). Westernization of Nahuatl Religion: Nezahualcoyotl's Unknown God.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Lee, J., "Perpetuating Colonial Image of the Aztecs," University of North Texas, $5000.00 Funded. (May 2014August 2014).
Grant - Research
Lee, J., "Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and His Legacy," University of North Texas, $1000.00 Funded. (January 2015April 2015).
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    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
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    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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